One of the greatest fast bowlers of all times, Glenn McGrath has said that Sachin Tendulkar still has a lot of cricket left in him and it should be left on him to decide when to retire. McGrath has been appointed as the new director of MRF Pace foundation which is situated at Chennai. McGrath has replaced his compatriot Dennis Lillie as the director.
On being asked whether Sachin has become too old to play test cricket, McGrath answered negatively. As per McGrath, age has nothing to do with the performance. It’s all about reflexes and fitness. As long as your reflexes are fast and your fitness is good, there is no reason why you can’t play test cricket. McGrath said that he saw Sachin playing in the second test match against New Zealand and Sachin played some very good shots. He is one of the greatest cricketers that the game has ever seen and he hasn’t faded even a single bit.
On being asked about his thoughts on Indian fast bowlers, McGrath said that Umesh Yadav has impressed him quite a lot. He bowls with a lot of pace and has got a brilliant attitude. He would definitely do well for India in the future. McGrath also praised Zaheer Khan and said that he is still India’s no. 1 bowler in test cricket. He swings the new ball both ways and is still pretty difficult to negotiate.
On being asked about the retirement of VVS Laxman, McGrath said that it is a huge blow for the Indian test team. But, fortunately, India has found a very good middle order batsman in the form of Virat Kohli. Virat has got a lot of potential, but, he still has a long way to go. As per McGrath, Laxman’s knock of 281 runs against Australia at Eden Gardens in 2001 is one of the best knocks that he has ever seen.